51 Astor Place

Mosaic Man Revamps NYPD Tribute Pole in Astor Place

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:17 am

Jim “Mosaic Man” Power just revamped his NYPD tribute pole in Astor Place (aka “in the line of duty”). The legendary local artist has been raising funds for months to help complete the final pieces of his “Mosaic Trail” restoration project. We happened upon the Mosaic Man last Friday as he glued an assortment of shards […]

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Stop Calling the East Village ‘Midtown South’

Posted March 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

There are many who believe that the SPURA Essex Crossing development will be the death of Lower East Side. Not entirely true. What about the real estate industry rebranding (nay, redefining) our borders as an extension of midtown? Yes, it’s very real, and it’s happening for sure. If a recent overheard conversation is any indication, that “Midtown […]

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Facebook Inks Deal at 770 Broadway

Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

In a huge boon to the new Astor Place tech boom, Facebook has just inked a ten-year deal for 770 Broadway, its second outpost.

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Muji Cooper Square Opening on April 12

Posted March 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

Alleged “bleeding” retail traffic and the imminent completion of the Death Star at 51 Astor Place were cause enough for Muji to hop onto the bandwagon of East Village gentrifiers.

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Muji Opening Outpost in 52 Cooper Square

Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:18 am

Utilitarian Japanese container store, Muji, has grand plans to open an outpost near Astor Place.

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Rising Rents and New Crowd in the “Hip” Bowery Triangle

Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

The rents are so damn high with no ceiling in sight. That’s pretty much the state of the union in the triangular parcel of real estate bounded by Lafayette, Astor Place, Bowery, and East Houston, and the new “hip” crowd

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